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JBLE announces confirmed positive COVID-19 case

By 633d Air Base Wing Public Affairs 633d Air Base Wing Public Affairs, 9th Air Force

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Joint Base Langley-Eustis is currently monitoring one positive case of COVID-19, a medical provider assigned to McDonald Army Health Center at Fort Eustis, who recently returned from travel out of the country.

To limit exposure to others, the individual followed all precautions, self-isolated and sought out medical attention. Public health officials have completed the tracing process and notified those who may have come into contact with the positive individual.

JBLE leadership is working closely with the Virginia Department of Health to coordinate prevention and response efforts in the local area. We are providing installation personnel and their families with up-to-date information on appropriate measures to prevent potential spread of the virus, as well as any impact to local activities.

 “My leadership team and I are committed to the continued safety of our entire community and are actively engaged and monitoring COVID-19,” said Col. Clint Ross, installation commander. “We will continue coordinating with military and civilian health care agencies to mitigate the effects of this virus. It is important we all work together to flatten the curve.”

The installation remains in Health Protections Condition (Bravo), or HPCON (B), where Team JBLE members and families are encouraged to practice prevention measures including practicing strict hygiene, social distancing, staying home if sick, self-isolating if exposed, avoiding contaminated food/water, and contacting your healthcare provider for notification of symptoms.

For additional questions, contact Joint Base Langley-Eustis Public Affairs at (757) 764-5701/ (757)-878-4920, or by email 633ABW.PA.Media@us.af.mil.


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